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Keytruda Immunotherapy Appears Active for Treatment of Liver Cancer (02-15-2018)

CancerConnect News:  According to the results of a study presented at the recent gastrointestinal cancer symposia, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is an active treatment for advanced liver cancer in patients who have already been treated with Nexavar (sorafenib).1 About... Continue Reading

Myriad’s myRisk® Hereditary Cancer Test Finds More Than 12 Percent of Men with Prostate Cancer Carry an Inherited Genetic Mutation (02-14-2018)

Myriad Genetics a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, announced today that results from a large 1,162 patient study will be featured during the poster presentation at the 2018 Genitourinary Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, Calif. ... Continue Reading

Keytruda Promising in PD-L1 Esophageal Cancer (02-13-2018)

CancerConnect News: The checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been reported to produce an overall response rate of 30% in patients with PD-L1–positive, advanced esophageal cancer.1 About Keytruda Keytruda is a monoclonal antibody that helps... Continue Reading

Kisqali Combination Promising for Pre-menopausal Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer (02-13-2018)

CancerConnect News: The CDK4/6 inhibitor Kisqali (ribociclib) has been given breakthrough status by the US Food and Drug Administration as an initial endocrine-based treatment for of pre- or perimenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive, human epidermal... Continue Reading

Five Common Sign & Symptoms of Breast Cancer (02-12-2018)

CancerConnect News: Breast cancer is a cancer that originates in the area of the breast, where cells replicate too quickly, causing a tumor. Breast cancer is most common in women, but I can also occur in men. Breast cancer is caused by an abnormality... Continue Reading

Kyprolis Improves Survival in Recurrent Multiple Myeloma (02-8-2018)

CancerConnect News: The addition of Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) to the standard treatment regimen, Revlimid® (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone, improves survival for patients with multiple myeloma whose disease progressed or recurred following prior therapies.... Continue Reading

Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma: 10 Tips on How to Get The Most From Your Doctor (02-7-2018)

1) Choose Your Doctor Carefully Hematologists and oncologists are the primary doctors involved with multiple myeloma and often work in collaboration with stem cell transplant physicians. Pick your primary hematologist/oncologist carefully, rely on people... Continue Reading

Guidelines for Human Papilloma Virus Testing in Head and Neck Carcinomas (02-6-2018)

CancerConnect News:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in the United States, there are more than 16,000 individuals diagnosed with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-positive OroPharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC) each year... Continue Reading

FDA Approves Lutathera for Treatment for Certain Digestive Tract Cancers (02-6-2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lutathera (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) for the treatment of a type of cancer that affects the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract called gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Treatments May Increase Risk of Heart Disease (02-5-2018)

American Heart Association Scientific Statement Statement Highlights: Some breast cancer therapies can damage the heart and healthcare providers should carefully monitor breast cancer treatment effects on the heart. Breast cancer survivors, especially... Continue Reading

PD-1 Antibody Cemiplimab Appears Promising for Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin (02-2-2018)

Cemiplimab an investigational human antibody targeting PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1), is yet another “checkpoint inhibitor” that was evaluated in 82 patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).  Early trial results suggest... Continue Reading

E-cigarettes May Help Adults Switch From Cigarettes but Encourage Smoking in Teens (02-1-2018)

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS CancerConnect News: E-cigarettes can be highly addictive, and kids who use them are more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes, concluded a panel of public health experts. A report released this week by the National... Continue Reading

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